World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization originated from a series of negotations that took place between 1986 and 1994, called the Uruguay Round. The Doha Development Agenda was launched in 2001 and remains an ongoing series of negotiations. The WTO is a forum for the world's governments to negotiate trade agreements, settle trade disputes and create trade rules. The WTO also offers extensive monitoring of existing trade systems. While the WTO helps nations to create more open markets, it also acts as a protector of markets, enacting barriers in certain cases, for instance to stop the spread of disease. Yet, the overall aim of the WTO is to help trade flow as freely as possible. Google

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